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3 Key Facts on the Participation of Women in Renewable Energy

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What progress have women made in the renewable energy industry? Read more >

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En la conferencia ANDREC 2018 con líderes de la industria de energía renovable en las Américas. De izquierda a derecha: Natalia Gomez (Light4Education), Monica Gasta (SER Colombia), María Urrea (MEICO), Olga de Narvaez (IADB), Cristina Clavijo (Mujeres en Energía Renovable Latinoamérica), Paula García (UCS), Carolina García (Bavaria)

3 Cifras Claves Sobre la Participación de la Mujer en la Energía Renovable

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A más de un siglo de su primera celebración y a casi medio siglo que la ONU invitara a los Estados a declarar el Día Internacional de los Derechos de la Mujer, ¿cómo ha avanzado la participación de la mujer en la creciente industria de energía renovable? Read more >

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100% Clean Electricity in Washington State: Everything You Need To Know

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Washington state’s lawmakers are contemplating the transition to 100% clean electricity. Fortunately, Washington’s grid is already one of the cleanest in the nation, with much of its electricity coming from hydropower. So what exactly does “100% clean electricity” mean for the state? How would this transition affect Washington’s economy? And why should Washington do this in the first place?

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From Minnesota to Louisiana, Renewables are Poised for Dramatic Growth, but…

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Every so often I take a look at the interconnection queue of the Mid-Continent Independent System Operator (MISO) that shows the mix of new generation resources applying to connect to MISO’s transmission system that extends across much of the central U.S. MISO operates this extensive transmission network, maintaining reliable electricity supply and operating the region’s wholesale electricity markets. Last updated on January 31st, MISO’s interconnection queue summary shows how wind and solar resources are dominating interconnection applications and foreshadowing a historic transition to clean energy resources. Read more >

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6 Clean Energy Milestones to Watch For

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Clean energy superstars have been on a tear in recent years, and those superstars—solar, wind, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and others—have had me watching for signposts on our journey to a clean energy future. My focus on clean energy milestones has been turbocharged by the latest figures for how we make electricity in this country, and the news that we passed yet another notable milestone in 2018: solar panels, wind turbines, and other non-hydro renewables provided more than 10% of our power mix last year (more than four times what those technologies were contributing just a decade before). So what clean energy milestones can we hope to hit next in this country? Here are 6 I’m watching for. Read more >

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